Gotham winners!

  • THINKFilm has not only got a winner on its hands â€. but may we dare say - its got the sort of potential that might see it cross into the mainstream golden evening of the award season â€. yep the Oscars might not look unattainable as I had first predicted. Given out last night, the Independent Film Project awards were prety much a Half Nelson (2006)Half Nelson
[/link] tribute type of affair - winning in the breakthrough actor, director and picture categories with its closest rival being Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrituâ€.s Babel which picked up 2 awards. Note: Rinko Kikuchi (the naked Jap) from Babel and the (always play the same role twice) young Shareeka Epps shared the same award. Filmmaker Amy Bergâ€.s Deliver Us from Evil - a doc that unfortunately in my area spent very little time in theatres around my neighborhood lost out to the little seen Iraq in Fragments by James Longley.
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'Most High' flies with top honors at Hamptons fest

Actor-director Marty Sader's Most High took home the prize for best narrative film at the 12th annual Hamptons International Film Festival. The award -- dubbed the Golden Starfish Award for best narrative and worth $180,000 in goods and services -- was presented at closing ceremonies Sunday. Awards were presented by the fest's executive director Denise Kasell, board chairman Stuart Match Suna, programmer Rajendra Roy and emcee Bob Balaban, among others. The Golden Starfish short film award, plus $5,000 in cash, was presented to Gary Lundgren for Wow and Flutter. The Spike TV best documentary award, with a prize of $5,000 in cash and postproduction services, was awarded to Leslie Sullivan's A Touch of Greatness. Honorable mention was given to Ralph Arlyck's Following Sean. The Golden Starfish Award for international film, with a prize of cash and airline tickets worth $10,000, was presented to Reza Bagher's Capricciosa, a Swedish entry.

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